Sam & Katie. Married.
Saratoga Springs Wedding, Saratoga, CA
There was something about this wedding; we just knew it would be something special. Sam & Katie stole our hearts from the moment we scheduled their engagement shoot. A love that grew from a deep friendship was so clearly transferred to our photos. It was unbelievable, the chemistry they have. Their wedding day was nothing else, even better, it was more.
We met Katie at a relative's NorCal town home, where she would be preparing for the most magical day of her life. The entire time, all we saw were smiles of utter excitement, and Sam's name mentioned back & forth. This bride was so ready to have her groom.
Quickly after her preparation, we drove with Katie to the wedding venue, there, we would all meet Sam for the couple's first look.
It's always so wildly exciting when a couple requests to do a first look. It is all just a further indication of how ecstatic they are.
It happened in a forest, deep into a creek trail. There was no one else in sight. For a few short moments, it would be just the two of them, face to face, finally, looking into each other's eyes for the first time on their wedding day. The moments may have been quick, but I'm sure they were an eternity for the exhilarated couple.
The ceremony was short and sweet, this was all they wanted. They have forever to whisper sweet nothings to each other, the ceremony was for their loved ones. Just an elite, loved few, less than 100 guests, were witnesses to the two, beginning their eternity in love.
The reception time was filled with fun. There were games assembled on the venue lawn for guests to play. The guests were thoroughly entertained and well-fed by Chipotle. And to satisfy the sweet-tooth, a fire pit complete with ingredients to make your own s'mores.
Later in the night, the couple embraced for their first dance as husband and wife, which kicked off the exuberant evening full of family, friends, and dancing. This day was nothing short of magic.